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Old 01-27-2011, 12:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Daze;1660286]Have you shot one? I'm wondering if you're forming these opinions and starting these frankly inflammatory threads from a position of any sort of knowledge, or just pulling stuff out of your own head. [QUOTE]
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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IMO only Mqd pumps have better stroke than sterlings, and yes that includes CCM products too.
If they just hired an ID to sexy up the 1990s design and switched to cocker threads they would sell like cupcakes.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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In my mind, you had the two brothers. Nelsons and sheridans. And then the silly cousin, the sterling. What's the point of it? I mean the perks of the nelson is that it's lightweight, but it's not really as smooth as a sheridan. Then the sheridan is smoother, but heavier and bulkier. Then the sterling takes down sides of the two and puts them together?

Is it just me? I'm not saying the sterling is bad, just, what's the point? Why would one buy a sterling opposed to a nelson or sheridan based gun?
This, I don't get at all. Having shot nearly every platform of pump markers and nearly every variation there of, I've never shot something smoother than a Sterling when taking into account AT.

Sure my T2 is crazy smooth, light and has a buttery pump stroke, but the AT isn't as smooth. My "Wraith" had a Ronin slider trigger and would AT very well, but the pump stroke was harsh and unrelenting. Hell, even the RTP Viper I reviewed had the smoothest pump stroke of a fixed barrel, Sheridan based gun I've ever shot, but it didn't have AT and wasn't as smooth as a Sterling. My Intimidator pump stroke is heavy and with the Sheridan lower internals, isn't smooth either.

Until you shoot one, you just don't get it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:31 AM   #14 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Julien;1660289]My thoughts aswel...

Bigballa dont just go out stating things if you dont even know what youre talking about.

[QUOTE=Daze;1660286]Have you shot one? I'm wondering if you're forming these opinions and starting these frankly inflammatory threads from a position of any sort of knowledge, or just pulling stuff out of your own head. I'm not dissing the sterling, I'm just wondering why you would choose it over a sheridan or a nelson.
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Have you shot one? I'm wondering if you're forming these opinions and starting these frankly inflammatory threads from a position of any sort of knowledge, or just pulling stuff out of your own head.

Sterlings are lighter than normal snipers (mini'ed halfblocks are possibly very similar). They're also smoother than standard nelsons and sheridans (barring high end snipers). They also have a great (if not the best current) autotrigger. No "trigger roll" like a sniper, and no binding or stiff pump like a nelson.

If they had an undercocking kit readily available they would be close to perfect.

They're rather unheard of in the US due to the fact that they're a European based company that didn't sell them here for a few years here and there. Even now, as proven by the other threads in this forum, getting a new one, and parts, is hard in the US. Why would people know about them?
I've shot two of them but never played with them. I've heard that the clip system on the nelson wasn't that good, but that the sheridan was a heavier platform. In my mind(my mind, it's probably all jibberish anyway, I haven't decided yet.) So that translated to the heavy gun with a poor clip system

Again, I'm NOT dissing the sterling. I've just always wondered what the reasoning was.
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I think it's the best of both worlds. It's smooth, with built in AT, yet has a nice feel to it. The Sterling is not a heavy gun by any means. I have often heard people state they believed the Phantom to be too light.

There are two things keeping me from having one right now:
  1. I really don't need another pump
  2. It's not cocker threaded

Other than my classic mag, all of my guns are either fixed barrel or cocker threaded.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, the newer ones are Spyder threaded vs. the older ones which were proprietary threads (although some BE threaded barrels would work).

Also, since someone mentioned how you could get one in the states.... Valken was distributing them at some of the NPPL events last year. I don't recall if Valken made a big announcement about being an official distributor, but I saw them at their tent during the events.
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Sterlings, at one point, were considered to be top of the line when it came to production pump guns.
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The point is it is a nice little pump marker. the more choices the better
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And still are in my opinion....................
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